Simvastatin and Stroke - from FDA reports


Summary

Stroke is found among people who take Simvastatin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Atrial fibrillation/flutter. This review analyzes which people have Stroke with Simvastatin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 142,404 people who have side effects when taking Simvastatin from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Jul, 22, 2017

142,404 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin.
Among them, 2,681 people (1.88%) have Stroke


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Simvastatin cause Stroke?

Time on Simvastatin when people have Stroke *:

  • < 1 month: 11.11 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 22.22 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.17 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.81 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 28.4 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 13.58 %
  • 10+ years: 3.7 %

Gender of people who have Stroke when taking Simvastatin *:

  • female: 48.69 %
  • male: 51.31 %

Age of people who have Stroke when taking Simvastatin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.18 %
  • 20-29: 0.78 %
  • 30-39: 2.11 %
  • 40-49: 7.25 %
  • 50-59: 18.22 %
  • 60+: 71.45 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (205 people, 7.65%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (154 people, 5.74%)
  • Pain (131 people, 4.89%)
  • Depression (131 people, 4.89%)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (85 people, 3.17%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (487 people, 18.16%)
  • Lisinopril (330 people, 12.31%)
  • Omeprazole (285 people, 10.63%)
  • Plavix (266 people, 9.92%)
  • Metformin (202 people, 7.53%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (266 people, 9.92%)
  • Weakness (220 people, 8.21%)
  • Dizziness (219 people, 8.17%)
  • Fall (211 people, 7.87%)
  • Memory Loss (205 people, 7.65%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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